There will be no three-test tour to New Zealand in July next year New Zealand hosting two northern hemisphere sides. Scotland and Wales will play matches against New Zealand after Rugby World Cup 2019. Fans can buy Rugby World Cup Tickets online.
CEO of Rugby All Blacks Steve Tew today confirmed that the Scotland and Wales will both travel to New Zealand in July 2020 for playing against the All Blacks.
It will mark the first test matches of the new All Black coach’s tenure as well as New Zealand’s first match without of the departing players Kieran Read, Ryan Crotty and Sonny Bill Williams.
Wales will be under new guidance with Kiwi Wayne Pivac taking the reins after the Rugby World Cup. The All Blacks will play Wales over consecutive weekend’s venues yet to be confirmed before challenging the ever-improving Scotland.
Neither nation had much success against New Zealand in recent times. But Wales last win against the All Blacks in 1953 and have only kept the men in black to within one score once in the last decade.
Scotland is yet to beat the All Blacks but managed a draw in 1983. They have pushed New Zealand close in their two most recent games however going down 22-17 and 24-16.
2020 will mark the first year that the midyear tours are played in July shifted back 1 month from the old June window to allow for Super Rugby to run interrupted.
As part of the San Francisco agreement, we are likely to see the home nation’s tour to the Pacific Islands in upcoming years. After this World Cup Wales and Scotland will almost certainly play three test matches in the southern hemisphere next year and other 2 teams could play games against the likes of Fiji and Samoa.
The full schedules for Wales and Scotland are yet to be announced.
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